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Old 03-04-08, 04:07 PM   #1
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Innovative Bike Conversion

Here is an article about a guy who converted bikes to run in water in a moment of necessity during a flood. If you are car-free in a flood prone area, some inner tubes and paddles for the spokes might serve you well some time.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7214644.stm
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Old 03-05-08, 07:53 PM   #2
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That's a sad story, how he got ripped off.

If you don't feel so creative, you could try pedal paddle.

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a guy like that... if i could, i'd send him 100 bucks. just think if a few of us did that it could change his life...
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a guy like that... if i could, i'd send him 100 bucks. just think if a few of us did that it could change his life...
Very true. And, at the risk of sounding like a fiscal conservative (which I'm definitely not), it would be even better if I could somehow change Indian laws and customs so that inventive people could patent and market their ideas wihout getting robbed.
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